If you’ve been on the Internet, like, ever, you’ve seen the “Sad Keanu” meme.
The meme has an image of the iconic actor sitting on a bench with food in hand. He looks so sad in the photo – but is he really?
During a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Keanu finally revealed what was going on in his head when he was photographed fatally.
“I’m just eating a sandwich, man!” He explained it to Colbert when he brought out the photo. The talk show host then asked, “So, you’re not really sad in ‘Sad Keanu’?”
“I was thinking,” replied Keanu. “I had some stuff going on. I was hungry.”
As Colbert also pointed out, the actor’s contemplative chew was also remembered in the first volume of the comic book. BRZRKR, “I didn’t know he was going to do this, but that’s what he did,” Keanu said. “So, I guess it’s kind of meta. That’s life in art.”
And when Keanu was asked why he thinks he has become so memorable, his answer was Very Keanu: “I have no clue, sir… really.”